Laid-up since 30-03-2016
Sold may 2017 to Macau Veltinis Int. Group
Registered Owner: Income China International - Operator: Metropolis Casinos - Hong Kong
may/june 2017 I’ve JUST
discovered that Metropolis Casinos have sold Starry Metropolis to the
International Group (a company which supplies funds to the securities
market, but also has equity in a Macau casino) – which explains the
“different” I spotted in her funnel markings.
Until yet no any official confermation about this change in ownership.
Entered service: 1976 - Refits: 1980 / 1989 / 2011 - Gross tonnage: 15.791 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 650 - All berths: 775 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 156,26 m.- Beam: 22,05 m. - Main propulsion : 2 -18 cyl.four stroke single acting Pielstick-Wärtsilä diesel engines type: 18PC2-2V power 6625 kW. each - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max. speed: 18 knots - Service speed: 15 knots - Built: Wartsila-Finland - Yard no.1223 - Flag: Jamaica - Classification: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Former names: Kareliya (1982) - Leonid Brezhnew (1989) - Kareliya (1998) - Olvia (2004) - CT.Neptune (2006) - Neptune 2011 - Starry Metropolis ( since July 2011 - until present
Sisterships: Belorussiya class - Belorussiya last name Delphin (still in operation)- Azerbaihzan last name Enchanted Capri (offshore hotelship since 2008)- Kazakhstan last name Sea Escape (sold for scrap oct.2011 as Adventure) - Gruziya last name Salamis Filoxenia (still in operation)
|Original built for Black Sea Shipping as car-ferry rebuilt to cruise/passengership 1980 - used at the moment as casino ship|
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 20.37|
courtesy alan dumelov
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